When Specialty Vehicle Engineering unveiled its second version of a modern Syclone last week, it did not reveal any details on the cost. Considering the previous version of 455 horsepower sold for $ 40,000 plus the donor truck, we knew it would be considerably more expensive. So expensive? Well, multiply by two.
Yes, the 2021 SVE Syclone costs $ 80,000 above which you will add the cost of an extended cab 2021 GMC Canyon in the Elevation version. By doing the math, you’re now in six-digit territory, and you can spend even more by opting for the optional barrel cover available for $ 1,295. Additionally, an additional $ 2,495 will provide you with a seat trim set front and rear with a “Syclone V8 Supercharged” logo embroidered on the headrests and a choice between Jet Black or Cocoa Dune.
Despite the exorbitant price, SVE said Muscle Cars and Trucks it has already pre-sold 10 of the 50 units planned for production. These buyers will be able to take advantage of a 750 horsepower sports truck with a huge torque of 600 lb-ft (813 newton meters) generated by a 5.3-liter supercharged V8. It comes with four-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission, as well as sturdier drive shafts and a biased rear transfer case.
The list of changes from an extended cab GMC Canyon Elevation 2021 is quite long, including a lowered sport suspension, 20-inch wheels, sticky tires and improved brakes to handle the extra punch. We piloted the 2019 version and found it like a real hoot, so you can imagine that its most powerful successor must be a real explosion.
While SVE did not provide 0 to 60 mph time for the new Syclone, the 455 horsepower with 425 lb-ft (576 Nm) model of a supercharged 3.6-liter V6 did the job in four seconds and a half. It goes without saying that with an additional power of 295 hp and 175 lb-ft (237 Nm), the Syclone 2021 will go crazy quickly. Given its high price, it is better to be.